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Center Core Lead Surgical Technologist MHB

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Evenings

Hours: 12p-8p

Summary:

Assists the surgical team by providing appropriate and adequate sterile instruments and other supplies during the operative procedure. Responsible for the assembly of case carts in entirety and leading the center hall attendants. Works under the supervision of the Charge Nurse as a member of the perioperative team. Assists in the nursing care and preparation of the surgical patient for surgery. Works cooperatively with ancillary departments and other team members. Participates in performance improvement initiatives. Maintains the surgical field through aseptic practices.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • High School graduate
  • Successfully completed a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technology and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization OR
  • Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Public Health Service Commissioned Corp OR
  • Provides evidence they were employed as a surgical technologist in a healthcare facility for a cumulative period of one year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to January 1, 2015
  • Must also complete annually fifteen (15) hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a surgical technologist.
  • Three (3) years surgical tech experience in an OR setting

If no applicants have three (3) years surgical tech experience in an OR setting, the applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered next:
  • High School graduate
  • Successfully completed a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technology and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization OR
  • Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Public Health Service Commissioned Corp OR
  • Provides evidence they were employed as a surgical technologist in a healthcare facility for a cumulative period of one year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to January 1, 2015
  • Must also complete annually fifteen (15) hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a surgical technologist

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Participates in educational conferences, maintains knowledge and skills related to the area of responsibility, maintains confidentiality, understanding of legal aspects of the job function, and adheres to hospital policy and procedures.
  • Has obligation to conserve supplies, equipment and time in a cost-effective environment.
  • Ability to work closely with and follow directions of MD and RN.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under stressful conditions.
  • Subject to environmental conditions.
  • Ability to push/pull case carts alone on a continual basis.
  • Appropriately and safely operates multiple instruments and equipment during the intra-operative phase.
  • Good mental and physical health.
  • Activity includes balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grouping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and heavy work.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under stressful conditions.
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